Brunico Communications acquires assets of NATPE

Realscreen and Banff World Media Festival organisers Brunico Communications has acquired the assets of NATPE (National Association of Television Programming Executives), three months after the organisation filed for bankruptcy. The deal sees Brunico, which became the frontrunner for the assets in November, taking control of the NATPE Global, NATPE Budapest and NATPE Streaming+ events, as well […]

NATPE cancels flagship Bahamas-based event in January 2023

NATPE, the National Association of Television Program Executives, has cancelled its 2023 conference and content market. One of the landmark events in the annual content distribution calendar, the event had been due to take place for the first time in the Bahamas in January. Previously it was located in the Florida city of Miami. The […]

NATPE to file for bankruptcy

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) is to file for bankruptcy, blaming the impact of the pandemic on its event schedule and revenues. The organisation said it would restructure under Chapter 11, adding that event cancellations – including NATPE Miami earlier this year – had “forced NATPE to operate on its financial reserves, which now […]

NATPE: NBCU streaming service will ‘reinvent’ windowing

NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy have said that the business’s planned streaming service will require a “reinvention” of windowing that will affect its content strategy going forward. The newly appointed co-chairmen, who have been in the roles for four months following the exit of Bob Greenblatt, told NATPE Miami delegates that NBC […]

NATPE: Facebook orders shows from Bear Grylls & Blumhouse TV

Facebook’s growing ambitions for its Watch video service have expanded with the commission of original shows from the likes of Bear Grylls and Blumhouse Television. During a keynote session in Miami on the first day of NATPE, Facebook’s head of global creative strategy, Ricky van Veen, also unveiled an unscripted show from viral video specialist […]

NATPE: Bakish outlines Viacom turnaround plan

New Viacom CEO Bob Bakish has begun to flesh out a plan to turn the US-based media giant around after a tumultous period for the business, he revealed here at NATPE Miami yesterday. Bakish (pictured) said he is working up a plan to “put the magic” back into the company, and speaking to DTVE‘s sister […]

NATPE: YouTube Red ‘beats target’, prepares launches

YouTube Red is tracking ahead of the “ambitious” subs targets Google has set the streaming service, and will launch in a raft of new territories this year, Susanne Daniels, global head of original content, YouTube, said in a keynote address at NATPE Miami yesterday. Daniels joined the Google-owned online video platform last year from MTV, […]

VR headset sales to climb 500% in 2016

Sales of Virtual Reality headset will increase by 500% year-on-year in 2016 while revenues will climb by 440%, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The trade association predicts that 1.2 million VR headsets will be sold this year, with revenues projected to reach US$540 million as the nascent technology starts to take off. In […]

Online retailer readies Amazon OTT challenger

US-based online retail company has revealed an Amazon Prime Instant Video rival at the NATPE conference in Miami. Overstock, which claims around 25 million to 40 million unique users a month, plans to launch a video-on-demand service with more than 30,000 titles, according to its CEO, Patrick Byrne. The VOD service is to go […]

US viewers flocking to streaming

A new study from NATPE and CEA says that over 70% of US consumers have streamed full-length TV shows in the past six months with Netflix the category leader. Of the 71% that had streamed a longform show, 40 said they had used Netflix and 26% YouTube. By genre, movies, drama and comedy series were […]